Leadership lessons are all around us. Here is a lesson I learned around EGO during a golf game. The irony is that I failed to listen to the exact words I wrote and the metric(my score) reflected it. Here is how to identify where your ego is getting in your way and three questions to step back and reset. Watching the movie Tin Cup is your homework if you want to explore the topic further.
Stress – is it bad?
Stress can kill you, or it can make you healthier. Did you know it is your choice which one happens? Here is a TED talk that gives a great perspective based on research. People-centered leaders and EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) leaders need to read this.
Key Leadership Skill: Sharpening the Saw or Clarity Breaks – 2 Tips to help you get started
I don’t have enough time! This is not new for leaders. Some evidence of this can be found in Stephen Covey’s classic book, ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. Published in 1989, he pushed for people to set aside time to ‘sharpen the saw’. In EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), we call them clarity breaks. Here are two tips I have found helpful in my own personal journey of making this a habit.
What is Leadership: 102 Answers – What’s yours?
What is leadership? I believe it is one of the most critical questions leaders need to answer in their journey to be an effective leader. Here are 102 answers to work with, and thanks to author Lolly Daskal for pulling the first 100 together.
Leaders – Are you avoiding the hard stuff?
My data shows that 100% of the time leaders skip this assignment. What is the assignment? Sit down with one of your people and use the Team Member Fact Sheet to share some information about each other. People-Centered Leaders know the importance of knowing their team members, and don’t let the barriers get in the way of doing it.
Present and Listen: 2 Things Leaders Taught Me
Listening is a powerful tool to learn what matters to people and to test biases that exist within and around us. Here are two lessons listening taught me last week as I spent time with leaders after my keynote around strategic planning and the Entrepreneurial Operating System. Included are two powerful questions to ask yourself, challenging leaders to become and stay more people-centered.
The Importance of Clarity + 2 Tips for your Organization
A trip to Italy reminded me of the importance of speaking the same language…and the barrier is not always cultural. In organizations, we use different words for things which results in conflict between departments and a lack of alignment between leadership plans and the priorities people are working to each day. Here are two tips to address that in your organizational strategies.
The Trust Bank: 9 Habits That Make Deposits
The trust in your team is not defined by the big events, but by the thousands of events in between. People-centered leaders get that, and here are 9 habits that make deposits in the ‘trust bank’ so that big withdrawals can happen – and they will happen. For Entrepreneurial Operating System leaders, this is called transparency.
5 Powerful Questions for New Leaders & 1 Habit to Maintain Traction: Guest Post by David C. Baker
What are 5 powerful questions every new leader should get answers to? What is the one habit that new leaders should continue to practice as they work toward their goals and the goals of the organization during that first year? David C. Baker has worked extensively with leaders on building successful businesses. This post is about helping new leaders get traction in their new role and maintain it as they build their own legacy as a leader.
Social Media and Relationships: 3 headlines you will never see (for Leaders AND Parents)
Does technology improve our mental health and increase the health of our key relationships at work and at home? Here is some data meant for parents, but with an important impact on habits and key leadership skills.
Why do your 3-year old and 18-year old drive you crazy? A graph to make you laugh and think . . .
Why do 3-year olds and 18-year olds test our patience as parents? How does that apply to leadership? Here is a graph and some initial thoughts to get you thinking.
Communication: One reality and three healthy habits
Communication is a critical leadership skill. Here is one reality to frame the conversation and three habits that will become skills if leaders commit to them. People-centered leaders make communication a priority and focus on it daily. Listen . . . Lead. Repeat often!